Sen. Bernie Sanders has perfectly summed up what Republicans stand for in one sentence, âIf itâs good for America, if it creates jobs, if itâs good for Barack Obama, we canât do it.â
Here is the video from MSNBC:
Ezra Klein explained the nationâs infrastructure problems and asked Sen. Bernie Sanders why we arenât spending on infrastructure. Sen. Sanders said, âEverything you said is true. Everybody knows you have to invest in infrastructure. We can create millions of decent paying jobs in the long term and I speak as a former mayor, you obviously save money because you donât have to do constant repairs as weâve just seen. The simple reason is Iâm afraid that you have a Republican mindset that says, hmm, letâs see we can repair the infrastructure, save money long time, and create millions of jobs, bad idea. Barack Obama will look good, and weâve got to do everything that we can to make Barack Obama look bad, so despite the fact that we had a modest bipartisan transportation bill, roads, bridges, public transit pass the senate with over 70 votes, Inhofe, the most conservative guy in the senate, working with Barbara Boxer, we canât get that bill moving in the House of Representatives. So if youâre asking me why, I would say hundred percent political. If itâs good for America, if it creates jobs, if itâs good for Barack Obama, we canât do it.â
Sen. Sanders hit the nail on the head. Republicans arenât for fixing the infrastructure because that will help the economy. Sanders is one of the few senators who is open and honest about the Republicans goal of intentionally sinking the economy in order to defeat Obama. Republicans donât want the economy to get better. They want to keep the American people miserable because they see misery as their path to victory in November.
Bernie Sanders just gave Democrats the one and only slogan that they need to sum up the Republican plan for America. If it will create jobs, if it is good for America, Republicans are against it. It is a very simple message that can be supported with positions on almost every issue. Republicans oppose any legislation to create jobs. Republicans oppose raising taxes on the wealthy. They oppose unemployment insurance, Social Security, and Medicare. They oppose spending money to hire back police, teachers, and firefighters. Anything that would help you, the American people, they are against.